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  1. EBS_freak

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    I think the impression you get is pretty accurate with regard to balance. Tips themselves can alter the response of the piece but as a hole, I would say that the choice of tips to alter sound is purely for the hifi fanatics. On stage, where hell has been unleashed, I would wager such nuances would be even noticed. The improved seal usually means that you don't them as hard - so arguably, you gain in the headroom too - and that's when you are performing live, where the significant gains are to be made. In short, if the piece sounds like you want it to sound with no EQ, then you are homing in on a good inear for you. If you can get that required sound with bags of headroom, well, that's where you are getting towards nirvana.
  2. EBS_freak

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    For the money, they are lovely, especially when a quad from the big three is coming in at circa 800 quid from JH and closer to a grand from 64 and UE.
  3. EBS_freak

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Some of you that follow me on instagram, will have seen I made another trip down to Hertfordshire - I was with a mate who was hell bent on some JH Laylas - but given what I'd heard between the Layla and A12ts, suggest he should try the 64s as the 64s didn't display some of the issues that I have with the Layla... and hell, it's a nice day out trying gadgets isn't it? Anyway, he came away with the 64s but I did use the opportunity to try out the new UE Lives and UE6s. For me, the UE Lives are a really nice piece, nice thump in the lows and nicely detailed... however, they didn't particularly have anything about them that wowed me - they were just really nice. My friend positioned the Layla and UE Lives kind of equal - he loved the UE lives.. but felt the detail on the mids in the A12ts were superior. He actually preferred the slighter lesser bass in the UE lives than the A12ts - but he is primarily a guitarist and lead vocalist, so that didn't surprise me too much. Now, here's the interesting find- the UE6s I thought were a lovely piece... and for people that are looking to not go too crazy (I know that £615 is quite an outlay still), I think it's a great piece. No, a fantastic piece. It hits hard in the bass and is nicely detailed. Maybe not as revealing as having balanced armatures throughout... but live, I'm not sure you'd even notice. So, in short, when I say aim for a quad as a minimum, I think this dual dynamic (with balanced armature) would make a good option also. It's tuned to really reproduce those lows too. I like it. A LOT! So these are the UE6s with the pearloid finish on them. Not my fave but look better in the flesh than the pic. Note the new Bax linum cable. Very light... very nice. These are the UE Lives... and I absolutely love the funky finish on these.... Have to say, out of UE, 64 and JH, I always think that UEs look the nicest! Especially their chrome and brushed alu finishes.
  4. What kind of plate are you looking for Tony? Martin Sims probably made a bunch for Stingrays in his time.
  5. EBS_freak

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    I bought a KT bluetooth cable to have a bit of a play. 11 quid off amazon. Works really well to be honest... but for casual music listening, latency would prevent use for live. So they are going to be sitting on my KZs for now - although they will fit on other dual pin IEMs. Personally, I would file down the neck of the connector though, so the pins go deeper into the socket. On KT's inears, there is a ridge around the connector which interfaces with their connector... but it looks like it's unique to them. 5 mins with a file would get rid of them.
  6. EBS_freak

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    I’ve binned them. Works for me!
  7. EBS_freak

    Bergantino vs Barefaced vs Vanderkley - New cab decisions

    Some padded Hotcovers will normally take the brunt of everything you would expect through casual gigging. (without destroying cars/vans, removing plaster from walls etc... - like flightcases tend to do)
  8. EBS_freak

    Interesting FRFR story..

    They are beginning to get affordable. Behringer for one are trying to push it with their Ultranet... which to be fair is a very capable system. Obviously, there's the ME1 also but that's not really cheap... just an alternative to Aviom.
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    Interesting FRFR story..

    My two in action now are a Chandler preamp that was profiled through a Neve desk. And a Focusrite channelstrip - although that does get rotated with a SSL profile.
  10. EBS_freak

    Bergantino vs Barefaced vs Vanderkley - New cab decisions

    You can get them in a peeling tolex finish also.
  11. EBS_freak

    How was your gig last night?

    They dont call him tripod for nothing.
  12. EBS_freak

    New Schaller strap locks!

    Until they come off completely and the bass drops to the floor...
  13. EBS_freak

    How was your gig last night?

    I think every bloke at the gig went home feeling quite inadequate. It was down to his fricken knees.
  14. EBS_freak

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Listening to UE Live tomorrow... (taking mate for a IEM geek day out)... all being well. Shall report back. Been interested in hearing this piece for a while. I'm kinda hoping that I don't prefer it to the 64 I just splashed out on... cos that would be annoying! 😛 I'm actually more interested in listening to the dual dynamic (UE6) - as I've got some drummer friends that are interested in customs but on a more limited budget... so this could be a good option for hard hitting bass yet a bit of headroom.
  15. EBS_freak

    How was your gig last night?

    Gigs where your gear gets covered in baby oil after the fireman stripper shakes his oil covered wang in the direction of the stage is not cool in my book.
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